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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 896
Posted By Mart
Re: sleeved wheel cylinders

I've felt uneasy about people using sleeved cylinders ever since I've heard of the concept. I'm now even more sceptical. I can see why the idea might be considered when the piece is unobtainable, but...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-16-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 643
Posted By Mart
Re: Anyone driving today

Just drove from Pendine Sands to home. 180 miles. The 33 coupe with the Pilot 21 stud never missed a beat.
Got times at 76.something on the beach too!

Sweet!
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-14-2019, 02:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By Mart
Re: Speaking of rare!

Hard to see from the pic, Ralph, what does it say on the heads?
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-12-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By Mart
Re: Hard to Start

With respect, I wouldn't be bothering Bubba right now.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By Mart
Re: Fuel sending unit float will not float.

I too adapt a modern float to the old arm.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-11-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By Mart
Re: 59A Valve Gallery Oil Present.

There should be plenty of oil or at least signs of oil in that area. It drains back to the crankcase through the holes covered by those shields that clip onto the oil feed tube.

I put a couple of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By Mart
Re: Update-on my 8BA oil pressure problem

Bad pump then. Glad it was a simple fix.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-09-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,049
Posted By Mart
Re: Teenager cleaning flathead electrolysis

I'm just pleased to see anybody younger than me doing something at all.

Actually he seems to have a decent setup there, plenty of space and access to hoists, a bucket loader and all sorts of...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-08-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By Mart
Re: Installing new dual points

Jakno: Check this video at around the 3 min to 4 min mark. I describe how it should go in. Basically it should just clunk into place with no resistance.

https://youtu.be/6UsbbUdAtCw

The points...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-07-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By Mart
Re: '32 Steering Sector Housing

Tim, with respect, what you state is correct for F1, not F100. F100 has the worm above the sector like a 32.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 411
Posted By Mart
Re: '32 Steering Sector Housing

Nice job, Andy. It's worth mentioning the importance of the radius on the edge of the plate next to the uppermost hole. If you don't radius it, the plate will not sit flush against the rail. The top...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-06-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By Mart
Re: New Video. Tinkering on the 41 pickup.

Cheers guys.

Yeah, Meggie's a Weimaraner. She's 7 years old and still thinks she's a puppy. I don't tend to get problems with the neighbours, but I make sure I don't make a lot of noise after...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By Mart
Re: Installing new dual points

Just take the whole distributor off. Three bolts and it's off. (Actually 2 if it's a later 59A engine). You can leave the cap and leads in place if it's a crab.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By Mart
New Video. Tinkering on the 41 pickup.

It was flooding, honest!

Join me for a bit of relaxed tinkerage on the 41 pickup.

https://youtu.be/r3ipbIAGQVU

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Mart
Re: Correct spindle ???

C is not 35 Ford (Is it Lincoln?) 35 Ford has .8125 king pin diameter.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-05-2019, 02:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 781
Posted By Mart
Re: Craig's List '33 cpe bought

Very nice. Very driveable. It looks a lot like mine, but I suspect the body is a bit better and the grille looks a lot better (than mine).
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,184
Posted By Mart
Re: SPARK at COIL but NOT at POINTS - PLUGS, seeking advice.

Carguy: Make sure the brass strip does not touch the base at any point.

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By Mart
Re: noise when coasting

If early ford with torque tube, possibly a broken pin in the driveshaft coupler.

Could be a loose pinion nut if a heavier sound and only on the overrun. I think there was a similar post here...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,125
Posted By Mart
Re: Block Casting Numbers

The numbers may be a date code, but may also be some sort of batch code for example which moulds were used, which cores etc, for traceability in the event of a problem. It could be which shift, which...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By Mart
Re: 52 Ford F3 Steering Box Relocation Options

You could always slant it a bit one way or the other, also...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By Mart
Re: Erratic idle

Yeah. adjust the mixture, the idle screw and the timing. Make sure the carb matches the distributor. Make sure the diaphragm in the distributor works, make sure the points and condenser are good....
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By Mart
Re: replacing fuel line: 39 pickup

Soldered ferrules?? I thought they were flared and used weatherhead fittings??? Could be wrong - never had a 39..

Mart.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-04-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By Mart
Re: 52 Ford F3 Steering Box Relocation Options

It ought to be worth considering offsetting the engine and box to the passenger side a bit. Just enough to clear the stock box in the stock location. How much would it take? The column could be...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 06-03-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By Mart
Re: On Hemmings Daily this AM

I think if the engine was a foot further back and a six inches lower it might have been a good idea, but perched high and forward like that? The handling must have suffered.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 05-29-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By Mart
Re: My 35 Pickup stop running?

The coil normally has a ballast to reduce the voltage below 6V. The voltage might be too high with just one resistor.

You did not say if you have the original type coil or an external one adapted...
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